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Commute & Asylum – JCI Fashion Show 2019

11
07.2019

For over a decade John Casablancas Fashion and Design Program Alumni have been producing two Fashion Show’s a year to raise funds for Covenant House BC. This year, JCI is presenting two collections created by the Fashion and Design Alumni, called Asylum & Commute. Here is all you need to know about this year’s John Casablancas Institute Fashion Show.

Last year , JCI raised $10,000 to help BC’s homeless and at risk youth and in the hopes of setting new goals, JCI is looking to beat last year’s raised amount and support Covenant House in the wonderful work it does.

ABOUT COVENANT HOUSE BC

Covenant House fosters and serves all youth experiencing homelessness. They provide a safe haven, nourishing meals, clean clothes and medical attention in order to help you adults stabilize and build a positive future for themselves.

“Covenant House Vancouver offers a clear exit from life on the street to homeless youth. Our carefully designed Continuum of Care includes a Drop-In Centre, a 59-bed Residential Crisis Program, our Rights of Passage Transitional Living Program, Mental Health Clinicians and Life Skills training.”Covenant House BC

At John Casablancas Institute we are not only passionate about giving a good education but also helping our future citizens and communities. That’s why we are combining our two passions by creating an event that will allow us to give our students a chance to create their collection while also helping the community they live in.

LOCATION

This year’s Fashion Show will take place on the 24th of July at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. This venue was originally built in the 1940’s, and was once known as the Pipe-fitters building, where all the pipe systems were laid out for new Ships. “This space is a blank canvas, which allows for each event to be 100% personalized” which serves perfectly for this year’s two Fashion Shows – Asylum and Commute.

THE COLLECTIONS 

The Asylum Collection, presents the transition between accepting mental health and growing from it. The collection is set to showcase the process between individual struggles sing the fashion outlet of the show.

The Commute Collection, has placed the hustle and bustle of commuting on the runway. “We are inspired by the elements of style conglomerated in one space. Especially on transit where we see different types of people with different styles commuting all at once.” – Madison McKaily (Designer of the Commute PR Stunt Dress, shown below)

TICKETS

Tickets are on sale at John Casablancas Institute’s Front Desk which is Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Weekend from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

The Price of Tickets are of $20.00 and $25.00 if bought at the Door.

TIME

The Fashion show will open its doors at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.

 

Come enjoy this year’s fashion show! We hope to see you there!


Love fashion and want to make it your career? JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising. If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

Maria Velasquez,
Blog / Events / Fashion / Features

JCI Fashion Grad Caroline Viehweg is part of the first ever Love Island USA Cast

04
07.2019

Love Island USA is the reality of the summer! It brings romance, adventures and ultimately, relationships to the group of Islanders that have been chosen to embark on this exciting journey. One of these first islanders to be chosen for Love Island USA, is JCI Fashion Business and Creative Arts Grad Caroline Viehweg.

Caroline moved all the way from Germany to study abroad at John Casablancas Institute and since graduating in 2017 from the Fashion Business and Creative Arts Program, she has not slowed down!

Soon after graduation she immediately grew to be a beauty, fashion and lifestyle, influencer and left Vancouver for Los Angeles. Her career has continued to climb with a 245k following base on Instagram, Youtube and Twitter.

Now, Caro is onto her next challenge and is joining other lovers in the first-ever American spinoff of Love Island.

As stated in Reality Titbit ;

“Being the bubbly and adventurous spirit she is, Caro is also looking for someone with a little wanderlust. She said she is looking for “someone who is hardworking, spiritual, loving, friendly, funny, and authentic.” But Caro also considers both height and intelligence absolute musts in an ideal partner.!” Reality Titbit

Caro is a star and we couldn’t be more proud! We know she’s going to do great. So make sure to follow her love journey on CBS. 

 

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It's finally #friyay ! 🙌🏻 And with it comes #JCIFollowFriday 's Grad of the week! 👉🏼 @caroviee Caroline moved all the way from Germany 🇩🇪 to study abroad at #jcinstitute and since graduating from the Fashion Business and Creative Arts Program @jcinstitute in 2017 🎓, she has not slowed down! Soon after graduation she immediately grew to be a #beauty , #fashion & #lifestyle influencer and left #vancouver for #losangeles and her career has continued to climb with a 245k following base 💕. She’s a star, and we are so proud! ⭐️ Make sure to follow her to get the latest #fashioninspo – @caroviee ✨ // #BornToDoThis⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #beautyinfluencer #fashioninfluencer#fashionschool ⠀⠀

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Love fashion and want to make it your career? JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising. If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

Maria Velasquez,
Blog / Fashion

Bringing Western Wear to Modern Times

02
07.2019

The Calgary Stampede is almost here and with it comes some country inspiration to take with you. We have made a list of Western Wear Designers and Collections that are sure to give you some great ideas on your outfits for this year’s Calgary Stampede. Check them out:

 

Ricky King 

Bringing Western Wear to modern times, Ricky King creates distinct clothing, all made in-house in Denver,CO, exclusively from thrifted and vintage materials.  Started by artist/designer Taylor Ross in 2015, Ricky King designs items that will stay in your wardrobe season after season, & year after year.

These pieces have also caught the eye of celebrities like Lady Gaga, who wore a bustier made out of cowboy boots in the music video “John Wayne”.

GANNI 

GANNI aims to create a memorable outfit. Since hitting the shopping scene in 2000, the label has been focusing on collections comprising fresh and contemporary spins on timeless silhouettes. Ganni not only creates beautiful garments, but also fun and creative shoe wear , that as you can see, will get any cowboy jealous

ORSEUND IRIS

Inspired by the effortless style of NYC’s downtown It girls, Orseund Iris’ pieces are designed for the confident woman who is adventurous in both her style and life. Founder Alana Johnson aims to create wardrobe staples that feel at once nostalgic and modern.

Minimally over-sized items including the jumpsuits and bustiers are a perfect fit to some rodeo nights, as well as taking your horse to some old town road.

STAUD

In 2015, Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto co-founded the LA-based brand upon the idea that fashion shouldn’t just empower women — it should be accessible, too. STAUD is design, involving a scrupulous attention to detail. If fashion is a never-ending pursuit of style, then STAUD is what happens after you’ve found it.


Love fashion and want to make it your career? JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising. If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

Maria Velasquez,
Blog / Hair

Summer Hair Care Tips with Renee Geraghty, Managing Partner at AXIS Salon and HairCare

20
06.2019

Hair is definitely one of the main victims for this season. It can suffer from heat and humidity which leads to hair drying out, the loss of shine, hair becoming more brittle, hair getting tangled easily, the loss of strength – and don’t forget about the frizziness!

To avoid all of this, we have teamed up with Renee Geraghty the managing partner and product development manager at AXIS Salon and HairCare, Renee will recommend  this season’s best tips and products to avoid those damages from happening.

But first things first! Why Axis Products?

“AXIS Professional Hair Care is a line free of aerosol, parabens, perfumes and sulfates. Why? Because we care about you and the environment. We’re cruelty free, which means no animal testing and its all made in Canada !”– Renee

Ok, I’m sure we’re all sold with that but how do we use those products and when?!

  1. Prep is Key!

You’re looking to prepare your hair prior to sun exposure rather than just hydrate it after a long day under the sun.

“Let’s start with what you should do before you head out into the sun! I highly recommend wearing a hat to protect both hair and scalp. However, if you’re not into hats, its best for you to apply an spf 30 sunscreen directly on your part line! Some of our products contain a light sunscreen to leave a veil of protection over the hair.  AXIS knot ēē It’s not only fantastic for heat protection but also 2nd day wave/curl reactivation” – Renee

  1. A Good Shampoo + Conditioner is KEY!

The most important thing in taking care of hair is having a good shampoo and conditioner, that’s why Renee suggests “a gentle shampoo to treat both hair and scalp.  This will both soothe and hydrate hair and skin.  Remember a hydrated scalp is the most important aspect of you healthy hair regime.” AXIS tē trē shampoo and conditioner are the most popular for creating and maintaining balance.

“We’ve combined the 3 essentials for a healthy scalp in this effective duo:

  1. Balance- burdock root, tea tree oil
  2. Anti-Inflammation- chamomile, caffeine, cinnamon 
  3. Stimulation- peppermint, eucalyptus 

Once you try these two AXIS favourites you fall in love.” – Renee

 

  1. Good Care Means Healthy Hair

Looking forward to long days at the beach with your hair flowing in the wind? Well you’re going to need something to keep it hydrated. Renee suggests AXIS re’ me dē a leave in conditioner that is perfect for any post- therapy healing your hair might need, AXIS re’ me dē is awesome after being in the sun.  It’s highly concentrated and gives the hair the additional moisture it needs after being at the beach all day.” 

This product contains essential oil aromas of rosewood, lavender and ylang ylang. To make things even better, its super easy to use, wash with your favourite AXIS cleanser and conditioner. towel dry. follow with a small amount of AXIS re’ me dē from ends towards root.

 

 

  1. Waves For Days

Having the most natural and perfect beach waves is what most of us look forward to this season, but what is the goodness in it if at the end of the day instead of getting a beautiful beachy mane we get brittle, tangled and dead end hair?

So, let’s get that wavy texture without any damage, Renee suggests using the AXIS bēach spray which adds texture and activates your natural wave. This product is also extremely easy to use. You just spray and air dry – that’s it!

 

 

So now you’ve got your products , your tips , your how to’s , guess what’s next?

Time to enjoy the sun!

 

Want to know more about the Axis Product Line or even book an appointment? Visit: https://www.axishairsalons.comto get more information.


Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

Maria Velasquez,
Blog / Features / Hair

Summer’s Hottest Hair Trends ’19

13
06.2019

Summer is here and with it comes new ways to style your hair! Although we’ve had the whole start of the year to give some #hairinspo, we felt that summer was the best time to go give some new advice to either colour, style or chop away the hair!

If you’re thinking about a haircut, going for a completely new look is a popular thing ! According to Glamour, the most requested hairstyles in 2019 have been layered lobs, asymmetrical undercuts as well as cool shags. We’ve created a fun slideshow to give you some inspiration to what our JCI Hairstylists have been creating as well as colouring – Take A Look!

 


Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

Maria Velasquez,